NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: Figure skater Ashley Wagner skates during the 100 Days Out 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Celebration – Team USA on November 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC)

Since November, NBC has been slowly trickling out the names who will be covering the PyeongChang Winter Games for the network. Now the Peacock has released the entire list of hosts, reporters, play-by-play announcers, and analysts. 89 men and women have been enlisted in calling the Games, which NBC says is a record for a Winter Olympics on American television.

The main hosts, which were revealed back in November, include Mike Tirico (Opening Ceremony and primetime), Rebecca Lowe (daytime) as well as Liam McHugh, Carolyn Manno and Ahmed Fareed (all NBCSN). Fred Roggin will be the host for CNBC’s curling coverage.

Let’s take a look at some of the staffers who will report and call the 2018 Olympics:


Ato Boldon — NBC’s track and field analyst covers his second Winter Olympics games.

Mary Carillo — Formerly NBC’s late night Olympic host, Carillo has been known for finding offbeat stories and introducing the local culture in her stories. This will be her 14th Olympics and 11th for NBC.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. — Announced earlier this month, the former NASCAR driver will explore the Korean culture and also experience some of the competitions. Going to the speed events like bobsleigh and luge would be right up Dale Jr’s alley.

David Feherty — This will be his first Winter Olympics assignment. He was an analyst and correspondent for the 2016 Rio Games.

Jimmy Roberts — Roberts will be back for his 17th Olympics. He’ll host a 30-minute daily show on the Olympic Channel.


Alpine Skiing — Dan Hicks calls the event for the second consecutive Winter Games. Bode Miller will be the analyst with Steve Porino serving as the on-course reporter. Heather Cox will provide post-race interviews.

Biathlon — Steve Schlanger will be joined by “Screamin’” Chad Salmela. If you’re not familiar with Salmela, consider him the winter version of swimming analyst Rowdy Gaines. Salmela’s voice will go up multiple octaves while calling the event. Damon Hack from the Golf Channel will be the reporter.

Bobsleigh/Luge/Skeleton — IndyCar and Formula 1 announcer Leigh Diffey calls the sliding events as he did in Sochi four years ago. John Morgan will be the bobsleigh analyst, Duncan Kennedy will be on luge, and Bree Schaaf will analyze skeleton.

Cross Country — Olympic veteran Al Trautwig will call this event while Salmela yells in his ear.

Curling — Jason Knapp, Kevin Martin, and Trenni Kusnierek will call the curling.

Figure Skating — Terry Gannon will be joined by the dynamic duo of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir. Andrea Joyce will conduct interviews after the skaters are done in the “Kiss and Cry” area.

Hockey — With NHL voices Mike “Doc” Emrick and Eddie Olczyk not assigned due to the pros staying home, NBC will have Kenny Albert and TSN’s Gord Miller call the games in PyeongChang. Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire, and Brian Boucher will be the analysts for the men’s tournament.

John Walton and A.J. Mleczko will call the women’s games along with NBC Sports Chicago reporter Leila Rahimi.

Kathryn Tappen will be the on-site host with Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones as the analysts. TSN’s Tessa Bonhomme will host a studio show from NBC Sports’ Connecticut headquarters with Anson Carter and Erika Lawler.

Short Track Speedskating — Ted Robinson, who has called short track since 1998, is back once again. He’ll be joined by Apolo Anton Ohno. Andrea Joyce will be the reporter.

Long Track Speedskating — Tom Hammond won’t be calling figure skating, but he’ll be on speedskating, marking his 13th Olympic assignment for NBC. Joey Cheek makes his broadcast debut and Golf Channel’s Steve Sands will conduct interviews.

Some sports will be called from Connecticut, including biathlon, some curling, and cross-country.

[NBC Sports]

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